Bandai Namco announces Naruto x Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm CONNECTIONS, is set to launch this year

Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm CONNECTIONS has been announced by publisher Bandai Namco and developer CyberConnect2 for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. The game is set to debut this year, 2023.


Since its debut in the Weekly Shonen Jump, the anime series Naruto has followed the residents of the ninja world. Particularly prominent in the series have been Naruto Uzumaki and the other citizens of Konoha, a Hidden Leaf Village. A new version of the Naruto: Ultimate Ninja series was revealed during PlayStation's State of Play and may very well be the biggest installment of the fighting game series to date that has looked at the lengthy history of Masashi Kishimoto's anime storyline.

The Naruto: Ultimate Ninja fighting game series debuted on the Playstation 2 in Japan in 2003, and once the Shonen franchise gained popularity, these games were released in the West a few years later. Each game would typically add more characters based on the heroes and antagonists who were first shown in the manga and anime adaptation, but this new title from Storm Connections, which will be released on both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, boasts a whopping 124 playable characters.


Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections Overview​


Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm CONNECTIONS is a unique game experience that combines key gameplay moments from the series that highlight select scenes from across Naruto and Sasuke’s deeply emotional story arcs. The experience immerses both new and long-time fans in an exciting Naruto action game, where they can relive some of the most important and beloved storylines from the series’ history. In addition to this, an original story will also be available in the game.

Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm CONNECTIONS features the largest roster in a Naruto game with playable characters from across the series, including fan-favorites Ashura and Indra Otsutsuki. The game also faithfully recreates the anime’s art style, now delivered with crisp visuals and 60 frames per second on new-gen consoles.

Key Features

  • The Story of Naruto and Sasuke’s Rivalry Combined into One – For the first time in one game, relive selected scenes from Naruto’s childhood until his final battle with Sasuke through anime scenes and in-game battles. Players of past Ultimate Ninja Storm games can see it all with updated graphics. Plus, experience a new story exclusive to the game.
  • The Largest Roster of Playable Characters Ever – This game has the largest roster of beloved characters to play than any Ultimate Ninja Storm game in the past. New additions include the brothers who started legendary ninja clans, Ashura and Indra Otsutsuki. Stay tuned for more playable characters!
  • Crisp Graphics – The game, building on the success of the franchise, will feature crisp graphics in the vein of the anime along with dynamic battles with support for up to 60 frames per second on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

Naruto x Boruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections Announcement Trailer​

In addition to offering fans a sizable number of ninjas in the fighting game series, the Ultimate Ninja Storm games also closely mirrored the plot of the Naruto anime. As there have been a lot of happenings in Boruto: Naruto Future Generations since the previous chapter, it will be intriguing to see what new storylines and characters this upcoming Ultimate Ninja Storm series will offer.